The Great Night Gala

June 06, 2024 6:00 - 11:00 pm

10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Thursday, June 6

6:00 - 11:00pm

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Are you ready... for the Great Night Gala? It's almost time to celebrate the amazing things Children's Museum of Pittsburgh contributes to our community and children. We're excited for a joyful evening featuring upscale tailgate food, lawn games, specialty drinks, dancing under the stars and more! 

On this special night, we'll recognize Greta and Art Rooney II with the Great Friend of Children Award. The Rooney family are longtime supporters of the Museum and the community at large, advocating for health, resilience and leadership development through projects including Steelers Field at Hazelwood Green. Join hundreds of guests as we celebrate the cultivation of kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity.

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We can't wait to celebrate with you, so buy your ticket today. HERE WE GO!

Great Friend of Children Awardees

Greta and Art Rooney II


2024 Great Night Gala Chairs

Jill and Dan Rooney


2024 Great Night Gala Host Committee

Vivian and Bill Benter
Melissa Bizyak* and Brad Domitrovitsch
Kevin* and Lori Braun
Jen* and Brooks Broadhurst
Carol Brown, Founding President, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Kirk Burkley and Penny Zacharias
Cara Carano and Trip Valigorsky
Bridget and Chris Daley*
Debra and William Demchak
Robert and Renee Denove
Michael Duckworth* and Tracy Howe
Kim and Curt Fleming
Meghan and J. Foley
Lynn Gagne and Evan Rosenberg*
Kurt Gingrich and Mallory Fallert
Judy Horgan and Steve Pavsner
Beth and Ryan Huzjak
Jenny* and Todd Kilgore
Joseph and Jenneta Killian
Karen* and James Larrimer
Richard I. Lerach and Elizabeth E. Krans
Anne V. Lewis
Alexandra McCrossin*
Matthew* and Eileen Meade
David and Vanessa Morehouse
Jennifer Owen and Cory Cope
Ann Rooney
Jimmi Sue Smith
Kait and Phil Soeder
Robert* and Andi Stein
Ann E. Thompson, MD and Karen Christman
Jane Werner and Bob Rutkowski


*Gala Planning Committee Member

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2024 Great Night Gala MVP Sponsors

UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


2024 Great Night Gala Hall of Famer Sponsors



2024 Great Night Gala All Pro Sponsors

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network



2024 Great Night Gala Veteran Sponsors

BNY Mellon

The Burke Family

David Malone and Amy Brourman



Oxford Development Company

Western PA Surgery Center

2024 Great Night Gala Starter Sponsors

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP

The Heinz Endowments

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management The Duckworth Haggerty Group


2024 Great Night Gala Rookie Sponsors

84 Lumber


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


Duquesne Light


Schneider Downs

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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh


10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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